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Introduction to R for Healthcare Researchers

R is becoming increasing popular to manage and analyse all forms and sizes of data. This course will take you from basic concepts to some of the most powerful and diverse applications of the R programming language.

Participants will learn how to manage data in a variety of formats and use both inbuilt and user-defined tools to perform tasks that are routinely encountered with real data. By the end of the course, participants should be confident to use R for their own research projects.

Outline Timetable

Time Activity  Led by
09:00-09:30 Registration and coffee  
09:30-10:30

Introduction:

  • Introduction to R
  • Basic operations
  • Getting data into and out of R
  • Data structures
Kenan Direk, Ghazaleh Fatemifar
10:30-10:45 Coffee  
10:45-11:45

Handling Data:

  • Missing values
  • Formatting strings
  • Reshaping data
  • Parsing dates and times
Kenan Direk, Ghazaleh Fatemifar
11:45-12:45 Lunch  
12:45-14:30

Statistical Analyses:

  • Generating summary statistics
  • Fitting statistical models
Kenan Direk, Ghazaleh Fatemifar
14:30-14:45 Coffee  
14:45-15:45

Visualisation:

  • Graphical representation of data and analysis output
Kenan Direk, Ghazaleh Fatemifar
15:45-17:00

Advanced Topics:

  • Creating applications, code optimisation, maps
Kenan Direk, Ghazaleh Fatemifar

Course Team

Dr Kenan Direk (Lead Tutor)
Dr Ghazaleh Fatemifar (Lead Tutor)